EXTON, PA. — Bentley Systems Inc., a provider of comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, announced the winners of the 2010 Be Inspired Awards and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving and sustaining the world’s infrastructure. They were presented at a gala dinner during the annual Be Inspired: Thought Leadership in Infrastructure event, an invitation-only gathering of infrastructure executives and thought leaders from around the globe. A total of 24 award winners, representing project work in 16 different countries, were recognized.
This year, Be Inspired took place Oct. 19 and 20 in Amsterdam. In attendance were 400 senior infrastructure professionals from leading architectural, engineering, construction, and owner-operator organizations in 35 countries. Keynote presentations were made by Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley and Senior Vice President Bhupinder Singh; Malcolm Taylor, head of technical support services for London’s Crossrail project; and Lars Hesselgren, research director of PLP Architects.
An independent panel of jurors, which included accomplished Bentley users and distinguished industry experts, selected the 19 Be Inspired Awards winners from 55 finalists. These finalists had been previously chosen from 320 nominations submitted by 249 organizations in 45 countries.
The five winners of Bentley’s second annual Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards were placed into nomination by the same panel of independent jurors for uniquely innovative and visionary infrastructure project achievements embracing multiple Be Inspired Awards categories. The nominees were then reviewed by a panel consisting of Bentley executives, as well as Bentley Infrastructure Ambassadors Council members Norbert Young, Jim Porter, and Patrick McCrory. The achievements recognized include: Attaining Return on Innovation, Advancing Interoperability, Sustaining Our Society, Sustaining Our Environment, and Sustaining the Professions.
CEO Greg Bentley said: “The recipients of this year’s awards are being acknowledged for their exceptional talent and achievements in innovatively employing information modeling and collaboration technology and implementing best practices in sustaining infrastructure. On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I heartily congratulate these winners for their exemplary projects improving infrastructure and contributing to our world’s economic and environmental resilience. Their work is an inspiration to us all!”
Bentley has posted highlights of this year’s winning projects on its website and will include detailed descriptions of all nominated projects in the print and digital versions of The Year in Infrastructure 2010, which will be published by year’s end. To review the last six editions of this publication, which together feature more than 1,000 world-class projects recognized in the Be Inspired Awards program since 2004, visit www.bentley.com/yearininfrastructure.
The Be Inspired Awards winners for 2010 are as follows:
- Communicating Through Visualization: A02-Architecture Office — Competition Proposal – Cultural Centre Zlin — Zlin, Czech Republic
- Connecting Project Teams: Crossrail Limited — Crossrail — London
- Innovation in Bridges: Atkins — Penang Bridge Stay Replacement — Penang, Malaysia
- Innovation in Building: Henning Larsen Architects — Crystal Towers — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Innovation in Campuses, Airports, and Military Installations: Zaha Hadid Architects — Stone Towers — Cairo
- Innovation in Communications Networks: Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s. — XFM Moves Maps to Integrated GIS — Praha, Czech Republic
- Innovation in Construction: PT McDermott Indonesia — Cuu Long Su Tu Vang Project — Mekong Basin, Vietnam
- Innovation in Generative Design: Henning Larsen Architects — Villas in the Sky — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering: State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur — Rhyolite Volcanism 3D Geological Maps — Spiska Nova Ves, Slovakia
- Innovation in Government: Odense Kommune — On-the-Fly 3D City and Urban Modeling — Odense, Denmark
- Innovation in Mining and Metals: PDC Consultants — Brockman Syncline No. 4 Project — Pilbara, Australia
- Innovation in Power Generation: ESI Inc. of Tennessee — Department of Energy – Biomass Cogeneration Facility — Aiken, S.C.
- Innovation in Process Manufacturing: Grontmij Industry — Fully Automatic Production Unit for Sika — Zwijndrecht, Belgium
- Innovation in Rail and Transit: Mott MacDonald Limited — Victoria Station Upgrade Project — London
- Innovation in Roads: URS/Scott Wilson — A46 Newark to Widmerpool — Newark, England
- Innovation in Structural Engineering: Arup Singapore Pte Ltd — Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort — Singapore
- Innovation in Utility Transmission and Distribution Networks: Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute — Jiangxia 500 kV Transformer Substation — Wuhan, China
- Innovation in Water or Wastewater Treatment Plants: Carollo Engineers — Ak-Chin Indian Community Water Reclamation Facility — Maricopa, Ariz.
- Innovation in Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks: Westernport Water — Integration of SCADA Data in Model Calibration — Newhaven, Australia
The Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2010 are as follows:
- Attaining Return on Innovation: Matec Engineering — BIM: Advanced Brazilian Civil Construction — Sao Paulo
- Advancing Interoperability: Stanley Beaman & Sears — Nemours Children’s Hospital — Orlando, Fla.
- Sustaining Our Society: Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation — Transformation of a Growing City to Vibrant Habitat Through e-Governance for Citizen-Centric Service Delivery Mechanism — Mumbai, India
- Sustaining Our Environment: MWH Global, Inc. — Meath EFW (Energy From Waste) — Meath, Ireland
- Sustaining the Professions: Hatch Mott McDonald — iPas DT Sustainable Training Initiative — Millburn, N.J.
For highlights of the Be Inspired Awards and Be Inspired Special Recognition Awards winners for 2010, visit www.bentley.com/2010beinspiredwinners.